Creative Inclusion: Where Education Meets Neurodiversity

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Wynyard Hall

Wynyard

Stockton-on-Tees

TS22 5NF

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description
Bringing together the leading names in autism for autism professionals and SENCOs.

About this Event

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, in partnership with the North East Autism Society, are delighted to invite you to attend the Creative Inclusion Conference: Where Education Meets Neurodiversity.

A one-day conference designed specifically for education professionals, this is your chance to explore autism and neurodiversity with specific reference to mainstream education settings from renowned professors and experts.

We're delighted to present world class speakers including autistic activists, neurodiversity experts and autism professionals, all leading experts in their field, who will be sharing the very latest information and knowledge, as well as challenging our practices. Our confirmed speakers are:

  • Dame Christine Lenehan
  • Professor Amanda Kirby
  • Gareth Morewood
  • Joanna Grace
  • Tigger Pritchard
  • Kieran Rose
  • A Conversation with Peter Barron and Jonathan Raiseborough

In the afternoon you will take part in two* of the workshops listed below:

Do-IT Solutions with Amanda Kirby

Amanda Kirby will be providing practical strategies for neurodiverse students and gives some generic pointers for schools to unpack a whole school approach and individual practical strategies in different areas.

Girls and Autism: My steep learning curve with Gareth Morewood

In this workshop Gareth will highlight some of the key concepts in the adaptation of the acclaimed Saturation Model considering new research with regard to provision and outcomes for autistic girls.

Practical Strategies: Shut up and wait! with Tigger Pritchard

So many amazing communication aids and resources are out there, but sadly so often we as communication interactions are pressured into forgetting our early experiences of communication, and how important these are. This session will look at supportive paperwork, activities, and resources that will remind us how "shutting up and waiting" can change everyone's lives.

Making School a Capable Environment for Autistic Students or those with Behaviour that Challenges with Sarah Thomas and Julie Bates

This workshop will share the learning from the recent Transforming Care Accelerator project which explored how to create capable environments within a mainstream school setting for autistic students and those students with behaviour that challenges. It will look at the impact of current practices, the findings and recommendations of the recent Timpson Exclusions Review and how schools can work differently with students, families and other services to effectively support autistic students or those with behaviours that challenge.

*Workshop bookings will be taken closer to the time.

Conference registration opens at 9am and the day will conclude at 4pm.

We hope that you can join us in making the most of this fantastic opportunity to explore neurodiversity within education.

If you have any questions regarding booking tickets or the conference itself, please contact Joanne Vance on 01642 527393 or email joanne.vance@stockton.gov.uk.

Date and Time

Location

Wynyard Hall

Wynyard

Stockton-on-Tees

TS22 5NF

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved